Minniti and Esteves Score to Rally Union Catholic Boys Soccer Team to Victory Over Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ -- Preston Minniti and Anthony Esteves scored second half goals to propel the Union Catholic boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Roselle on Wednesday.

After Roselle took a 1-0 lead, Minniti scored to tie the game in the fist half, and then Esteves scored the game winner in the second half for the Vikings, who improved to 3-5 on the season.

The Union Catholic Gymnastics Team Sefeated Union for First Win of the Season

UNION, NJ -- The Union Catholic gymnastics teams received several strong performances when the Vikings defeated Union, 97.65-93.35, for their first victory of the season on Tuesday in Union.     

Here are the results for the Vikings-

Alexis Roth 3rd 8.85
Gabriella Prati - 8.575
Alana Beardsley - 8.4
Reina Smith - 8.1
Ervnie ...

New Jersey Should Abandon its Costly and Unrealistic Energy Master Plan

Almost three years ago, Governor Murphy released the state’s Energy Master Plan with great fanfare.  A so called roadmap for the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and fundamentally transform the economy by 2050.   The only thing the EMP will accomplish will be to make energy unaffordable for New Jersey consumers and businesses.

 After much fanfare, the Board ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, October 2, 11:00 AM

Union Center, Union

Union's Car, Bike, and Truck Show


Mon, October 3, 7:30 AM

Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield

Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services to Host ...

Jada Cox of Union Receives Degree at Wilkes University Summer Commencement

September 20, 2022

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Jada Cox of Union received the Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing at Wilkes University's summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 11. The University awarded nearly 300 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the event which was held in the Arnaud C. Marts Center, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre.

David M. Ward, senior vice president and ...

Linden High School Football Standout Dies Weeks After Injury During Game

September 24, 2022

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community is deeply saddened by the death of a Linden High School (LHS) football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in the September 9 game against Woodbridge High School.

Xavier McClain, a sophomore at LHS, died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead.

McClain had been hospitalized and on life support since he was ...

Chabad Jewish Center of Springfield to Move into Former DMV Building on Center Street

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The former Division of Motor Vehicles building at 34 Center St. will soon house the Chabad Jewish Center of Springfield.

The outreach organization, which is independent and is not affiliated with a synagogue or a temple, has been operating until now out of Rabbi Mendy Blesofsky's home, which has outgrown its function as his family has grown.

The building at 34 Center ...

Burnet Students Paint Ceiling Tiles to Mark Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2022

UNION, NJ – Students in Patricia Frazier’s classes celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by painting all 21 flags of Spanish-speaking countries on classroom ceiling tiles.

Frazier’s Burnet Middle School students and Spanish Club members, in grades 6 through 8, painted the ceiling tiles with the help of a grant from the Township of Union Education Foundation.

"As a world ...

Painting and poetry come together in Mindfulness in Medicine exhibition at hospital

September 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2022 – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, recently unveiled Mindfulness in Medicine, an exhibition blending visual art and poetry within the hospital.

The exhibition, located outside of Overlook’s Bouras Auditorium, includes haiku poetry created by patients, caregivers, and Overlook team ...

Kean University President Addresses Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference

Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., spoke on a Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference panel in Washington, D.C. about the importance of building a pipeline to boost the number of Black teachers across the country.

Recalling his years as a teacher, principal, school superintendent and New Jersey’s commissioner of education, Repollet said, ...

The Union Catholic gymnastics team defeated Union for first win of the season

UNION, NJ -- The Union Catholic gymnastics teams received several strong performances when the Vikings defeated Union, 97.65-93.35, for their first victory of the season on Tuesday in Union.     

Here are the results for the Vikings-

Alexis Roth 3rd 8.85
Gabriella Prati - 8.575
Alana Beardsley - 8.4
Reina Smith - 8.1
Ervnie ...

Thousands Attend Kean University for 2nd Annual Jazz & Roots Festival

Kean University’s Jazz & Roots Music Festival drew a crowd of more than 4,000 to the Lawn at Enlow Hall on Saturday, September 24, for an evening of jazz, blues and reggae music, featuring Jazz Master Dianne Reeves and other performers.

The audience, more than twice the size of last year’s inaugural festival, brought chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and settled in for the ...


The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).


Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Pinter to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

New Jersey is One of the Happiest States in America: New Study

September 21, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least worried, according to a new study by WalletHub.


In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, the personal-finance website ...